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Teaching with the Visual History Archive Testimonies

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:30

This workshop, organized by the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention will provide an introduction to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. While familiarizing attendees with the archive’s interface and search engine, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s staff Emilie Garrigou-Kempton and USC Professor Colin Keaveney will showcase several examples of how testimonies have been used for innovative teaching by scholars from a wide range of disciplines. This workshop will particularly focus on how to use testimonies in the university classroom and how to encourage students to conduct their own research projects using the VHA. Case studies will show how to successfully integrate testimonies to courses across disciplines. 

Emilie Garrigou-Kempton is the Academic Relations and Outreach officer at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. A native of France, Emilie Garrigou-Kempton received a B.A. and a M.A. in Philosophy from Bordeaux University and a M.A. in International Development from Lyons University. She worked for several international humanitarian agencies and was an ethics advisor for the Los Angeles Unified School District before obtaining her Ph.D. in French literature and gender studies at USC. 

Colin Keaveney is Associate Professor (Teaching) of French at USC, where he is also co-director of the Francophone Research and Resource Center. He holds degrees from Trinity College (Dublin), the Université de Paris VII and the University of California. He is a fellow of the Shoah Foundation at USC, and his recent teaching relates to testimony and the representation of persecution and genocide, especially the Shoah, in the French-speaking world. Colin has also been a recipient of the USC Provost's Prize for Teaching with Technology for innovations in the area of language instruction and curricular development.

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